Learn how to make an origami Butterfly Ball that bursts apart when you hit it. This easy-to-follow tutorial by Jo Nakashima takes us through each step. For this design by Kenneth Kawamura, you’ll need 12 small square pieces of paper for folding; 7.5 centimeter or around 3-inch squares are used in the video. Assembly may require some patience and practice.
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Next, watch more origami videos. Plus: An unexpected way to inflate a balloon, turning scraps into soccer balls for village children, and Hikaru dorodango, handmade ‘shining mud dumplings’.
Bonus: An origami-inspired model for reconfigurable materials.